I guess all the talk that smartphones are killing off point-and-shoots really isn't true. Or, maybe, someone just forgot to mention it to Fujifilm.
Along with bringing its latest X-series camera, the 26x zoom X-S1, to the U.S., the photographic and imaging company announced 18 new FinePix models for its 2012 lineup.
Several of the cameras are variations of other models (e.g. one with GPS, one without). It's no different than what Fujifilm did the past few years for CES, but I expected fewer cameras than this simply because of the seemingly diminished demand for pocket cameras (nonenthusiast ones, anyhow).
What isn't unexpected is the concentration on long zoom lenses and rugged models, the areas smartphones can't really touch at the moment. Even the very bottom of the line has a 5x optical zoom. … Read more